International recognition for TCF by the Schwab Foundation
The Citizens Foundation (TCF) has been recognized for the 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Schwab Foundation. This year, the Schwab Foundation has selected thirty one outstanding social entrepreneurs for their innovative approaches and potential for global impact.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship was co-founded by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and his wife, Hilde. The Foundation works closely with the World Economic Forum to ensure that leading social entrepreneurs can best be integrated into shaping regional, global and industry agendas through the Forum’s unique platforms.
The awardees will become part of the broader Schwab Foundation community of social entrepreneurs, which includes more than 300 outstanding social entrepreneurs from 60 countries.
TCF is one of Pakistan’s leading organizations in the field of formal education for less privileged children. It has established more than 1000 purpose-built school units in rural areas and urban slums with an enrollment of 145,000 students. The vision is to remove barriers of class and privilege to make the citizens of Pakistan agents of positive change.
TCF Chairman Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra will be representing the organization at the World Economic Forum on East Asia to be held in April 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia.